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Kanye West wasn’t in the room for the first Kanye West stage-crash of 2016. Instead, a random and stoned-looking young man wandered onstage as the panel from The Talk accepted a People’s Choice award, seizing the microphone and shouting out Kanye West’s sneaker line. In his few seconds of mic time, before Sharon Osbourne kicked… More »

When I put this list together last year, the big story was the emergence of auteurs in the online era of the music video. For the past decade, music videos have mostly lived online, far away from the cable networks that once nurtured the art form. Back in the ’90s, when cable networks were starting… More »

Things got hot in 2015. After 2014, when most of rap’s biggest names took the year off, everyone was suddenly locked into a brutal competition to see who could claim rap’s top spot. Drake released two album-length projects in 2015, insisting that neither one was a proper album even though both of them cost actual… More »

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Martin Shkreli Says He’ll Bail Out Bobby Shmurda: “He’s Going To Owe Me One, Obviously”

Ackquille Pollard, the rapper better known as Bobby Shmurda, was arrested in a drug sting almost exactly one year ago and has been languishing in…
Chris DeVille | December 16, 2015 - 1:55 pm
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Meyhem Lauren – “Bonus Round” (Feat. Action Bronson, Roc Marciano, & Big Body Bes) (Stereogum Premiere)

Veteran Queens rap bruiser Meyhem Lauren is best-known for rapping alongside Action Bronson, but he's made some seriously powerful music on his own; both his…
Tom Breihan | December 8, 2015 - 9:55 am

Action Bronson Has Emergency Surgery

Earlier this month, Action Bronson left the stage midway through his performance in Trondheim, Norway. UKA Festival reported that the sudden cancellation happened due to…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 28, 2015 - 10:31 am
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Action Bronson Leaves Stage, Cancels Show In Norway Due To Medical Reasons

Action Bronson left the stage in the middle of a performance in Trondheim, Norway tonight, Pitchfork reports. He didn't return, and the show had to…
Peter Helman | October 4, 2015 - 11:36 pm
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Statik Selektah – “Beautiful Life” (Feat. Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$) Video

For his single "Beautiful Life," the boom-bap revivalist DJ and producer Statik Selektah rounded up a couple of recent-vintage New York heavyweights, Action Bronson and…
Tom Breihan | September 4, 2015 - 12:51 pm

Swell Content: Speedy Ortiz On Donald Trump, Lenny Kravitz, Drake, & Other Hot Topics

Speedy Ortiz played not one, not two, but three shows in San Francisco yesterday. After their Outside Lands festival set, they did a stripped-down performance…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 8, 2015 - 5:06 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week was a stacked one, and plenty of great videos didn't make the cut for this list, including Thundercat's existential samurai joke and Carly
Tom Breihan | July 24, 2015 - 4:53 pm

Ghostface Killah To Action Bronson: “Who Gives You The Right To Even Mention My Name?”

In an interview back in May, Ghostface Killah commented on the frequent comparisons that have arisen between his voice and Action Bronson's. Then, he said…
James Rettig | July 20, 2015 - 12:56 pm
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Gangrene – “Driving Gloves” (Feat. Action Bronson) Video

Already this year, the Oh No/Alchemist rap duo Gangrene has pumped out a soundtrack for Grand Theft Auto V called Welcome To Los Santos. As…
Grace Birnstengel | July 17, 2015 - 12:50 pm
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Stream The Alchemist Retarded Alligator Beats

California stoner-rap producer the Alchemist has released a mostly instrumental new album called Retarded Alligator Beats. Yes, it's really called that. If the name doesn't…
Caitlin White | July 10, 2015 - 5:42 pm
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The Alchemist – “Voodoo” (Feat. Action Bronson)

Always-busy stoner-rap producer the Alchemist is about to release a new mostly-instrumental album called -- swear to God -- Retarded Alligator Beats. The album only…
Tom Breihan | July 2, 2015 - 10:53 am
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Statik Selektah – “All You Need” (Feat. Action Bronson, Ab-Soul & Elle Varner)

The New York DJ and producer Statik Selektah has been working for years to revive the sound of mid-'90s boom-bap, so it's fun to hear…
Tom Breihan | July 1, 2015 - 2:08 pm
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Southpaw Soundtrack Has New Songs From Eminem & Gwen Stefani, Action Broson & Joey Bada$$, & More

Eminem's music is an integral part of the new boxing film Southpaw, first soundtracking the trailer and then sharing a full version of his new…
Caitlin White | June 26, 2015 - 10:16 am
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The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far

The amount of great music in the past six months has been almost unfair. As in: How are we supposed to process all this? How…
Stereogum | June 16, 2015 - 11:08 am
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Statik Selektah – “Beautiful Life” (Feat. Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$)

Veteran DJ/producer Statik Selektah is gearing up for the release of his seventh studio album, appropriately entitled Lucky 7 and even more appropriately being released…
Peter Helman | June 9, 2015 - 8:12 pm
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NXNE Cancels Free, All-Ages Action Bronson Concert After Community Protest

Toronto's North By Northeast (NXNE) music festival has cancelled a scheduled Action Bronson performance at Yonge-Dundas Square due to widespread community protest. Erica Shiner's petition
Chris DeVille | May 29, 2015 - 5:45 pm
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Ghostface Killah Sometimes Mistakes Action Bronson’s Voice For His Own

Action Bronson sounds a lot like Ghostface Killah. The comparison used to come up in just about every Bronson review, in part because the resemblance…
Chris DeVille | May 21, 2015 - 4:11 pm
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